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The FDA is currently developing the FDA eServices Portal System — an online platform for a streamlined License to Operate (LTO) application of FDA- regulated establishments.

In this regard, FDA is issuing this Advisory to inform all stakeholders that the application for Variation and Renewal of LTO for Food Product Establishments within National Capital Region (NCR) is now on its pilot implementation. The eServices Portal is accessible through this link, with the scope of the application as follows:

FDA eServices Portal for LTO Application of Food Establishments

Location of Establishment National Capital Region (NCR)
LTO Establishment Application Distributor (Wholesaler, Importer, Exporter), and Trader of Processed Food Products, Food Supplements, Bottled Water, and Iodized Salt
Type of LTO Application Initial, Renewal, Variation
Fees to be Paid Based on current issuance on Fees and Charges (Reference: DOH Administrative Order [A.O.] No. 50 s. 2001)

For Bottled Water – AO No. 18 s 1993

For Iodized Salt – Republic Act 8172

For surcharge, penalty and Legal Research Fee – FDA Circular No. 2011-004

LTO Validity for Renewal Application Five (5) years
Start of Pilot Implementation 22 February 2021
End of Pilot Implementation 08 March 2021

Manufacturers, including Repackers/Packers of health products with on-going/in-process LTO applications shall use the old ePortal System.

For issues/concerns/inquiries you may contact the FDA-Food and Drug Action Center (FDA-FDAC) at 8821-1177, 8821-1162, 8821-1220 or e-mail at

Please follow Annex A of this Advisory for the Guideline and Checklist of Requirements, and Annex B for the Step-by-Step Guide in applying via eServices Portal and the procedure for checking of application status.

Attachment:-> FDA-Advisory-No.2021-0365